Blogfest, that is!
Erin Spock's hosting this deliciously auspicious blogfest, encouraging writers to lay on the purple prose. You know, exactly what fiction writers are NOT supposed to do, but that's what makes it so much fun. What can I say, I'm a just a rebel.
We're supposed to use a snippet from our current story, but I wrote a short piece just for this. Don't worry, it's very short. I won't make you suffer (too much.)
The sturdy weight of the brush lingered in my hand, giving me such a feeling of serene satisfaction. Gingerly, I dipped the shiny black bristles into the rich, glistening lavender paint, closing my eyes in ecstacy as I swirled it through the thick liquid. The pungent odor of chemicals filled my nostrils and reminded me of my destiny--of the elegant artist I was meant to be. Ever so carefully, I patted the excess paint from my brush, angling my hand and marveling at the hearty flow of lavender back into the paint can. Delicately, I brought color to the canvas, stroking in effervescent wisps across the white--freeing the capricious creator inside and lovingly, soulfully bringing life to the open space before me. I had entered a total trance of glorious, infinite meditation.
LOL. Yep, I's painting there. ;)
Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the other purple prose painters at HDQ. Just click on the pic above. Also, thanks to all who commented on my last post about my ABNA review. It is so very encouraging to be in a blogging community with all of you. Such a treat getting to know all of you and experiencing our ups and downs together. I'm hoping whatever feedback I receive, whether positive or negative, can in someway help you on your path as well. Hey, we all learn from each other, right?
I'm happy to share this journey with you. You guys rock! :)
Oh and there's still time to sign up for the Harry Potter blogfest on Michael di Gesu's In Time blog! His last HP blogfest was so much fun! I really enjoyed reading all the entries. And who wouldn't wanna imagine themselves in the world of HP??
Have a wonderful weekend. And tell me, do you find yourself using purple prose in your writing? I've been known to get a little purple at times, thank goodness for trusty critique partners that call me out, though!